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Old 01-14-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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2013 Focus ignition key problem???

Anyone ever had the ignition stick on the newer (I have a 2013) Focus like they do (did) on the older ones?
It was -10 this AM so I went warm up the car and the ignition wouldn't turn...I had to take my 15 year old Chevy truck to work. Just now I tried it again and still wont turn. On the older Focus you hit the key sharply into the ignition tumbler and it will turn. I tried it and it worked but it is alittle notchy feeling now.
Anyone ever had this happen?
Will Ford warranty this?
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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Anyone ever had the ignition stick on the newer (I have a 2013) Focus like they do (did) on the older ones?
It was -10 this AM so I went warm up the car and the ignition wouldn't turn...I had to take my 15 year old Chevy truck to work. Just now I tried it again and still wont turn. On the older Focus you hit the key sharply into the ignition tumbler and it will turn. I tried it and it worked but it is alittle notchy feeling now.
Anyone ever had this happen?
Will Ford warranty this?
Thanks.
Most no-start conditions (to-date) on the MK3s are due to faulty control modules. I can't make any promises, though. Can you describe what happened more? Did the car attempt to start? Did any engine lights come on, does the car go into accessory mode, etc.?)
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:29 PM   #3
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Key wouldn't turn at all...just like the older Focus did. I hit the key in toward the lock and the ignition will turn.
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Had my Mustang do that but have not had it with my focus yet :/
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Key wouldn't turn at all...just like the older Focus did. I hit the key in toward the lock and the ignition will turn.
Oh, snap! I haven't heard of that problem yet!
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Anyone ever had the ignition stick on the newer (I have a 2013) Focus like they do (did) on the older ones?
It was -10 this AM so I went warm up the car and the ignition wouldn't turn...I had to take my 15 year old Chevy truck to work. Just now I tried it again and still wont turn. On the older Focus you hit the key sharply into the ignition tumbler and it will turn. I tried it and it worked but it is alittle notchy feeling now.
Anyone ever had this happen?
Will Ford warranty this?
Thanks.
Hi mopdog,

I recommend contacting your dealer to get this checked out. In the meantime, send me a private message with your VIN, mileage, best daytime phone, full name, and dealer name/location. I'll dig a little deeper.

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